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Title: Lincoln away
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 19:34:34
First away game of the season. 3 of us going, got space for 2 more (might be a tad comfy) - no lard arses!

Probably aim to get there for 12.30.

EDIT: now 1 seat available



Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: SleafordRobin on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 20:13:20
First away game of the season. 3 of us going, got space for 2 more (might be a tad comfy) - no lard arses!

Probably aim to get there for 12.30.



Are tickets available yet?  Been keeping an eye out


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: glosreds on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 21:04:00
Are tickets available yet?  Been keeping an eye out

yeah tickets on sale now online


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 21:09:50
Are tickets available yet?  Been keeping an eye out

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2018/july/lincoln-city-ticket-details/



Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: lincolnred on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 21:10:27
Can't see we will get a large allocation considering the amount of ST they have sold this season


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: glosreds on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 21:17:50
Can't see we will get a large allocation considering the amount of ST they have sold this season

at least 750 hasn't it got to be something like 5% of the stadium capacity has to go to away fans? might be wrong 


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: lincolnred on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 21:50:17
Capacity is shown as 10,120. They have sold 9K ST. So on your calculations glosred I recon 500?


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: @mwooly63 on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 21:52:58
at least 750 hasn't it got to be something like 5% of the stadium capacity has to go to away fans? might be wrong 

10%

34.2.1 Each Club must make provision for at least 2,000 visiting supporters at every home match or such number as represents 10% of the Clubís certified capacity, if less than 2,000. The League may, on the prior written application of a Club, suspend this Regulation or reduce the figure either for a particular League Match or for a period of time. Each Club shall, subject to any dispensations granted by the Board, make provision for at least 200 of the visiting supporters to be accommodated under cover. Any Club which fails to meet the requirement of 200 visiting supporters being accommodated under cover and which does not have a dispensation granted by the Board shall have such amounts as the Board shall determine (in its absolute discretion) withheld from that Clubís central distributions from the Pool Account until such time as the Club can meet the requirement.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: SleafordRobin on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 22:15:46
Can't see we will get a large allocation considering the amount of ST they have sold this season

Got mine Ok online, doesn't get much better... a local match in August.  Lincoln expecting big things this season so will be interesting to see how both they & us are setting their stalls out, can't see them being particularly attractive to watch under the Cowley's tbh.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 23:52:49
Capacity is shown as 10,120. They have sold 9K ST.

That's impressive. Doesn't necessarily mean we can't compete though, as we nearly nicked a win last season with 10 men.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 03:17:43
Weíve got 700 tickets. Be nice to sell out.


Title: Re: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 07:05:59
Capacity is shown as 10,120. They have sold 9K ST. So on your calculations glosred I recon 500?
If they have to make provision for 10% away allocation doesn't the 9k ST sales leave very little provision for specific game home ticket sales, whilst the ST's get cash in its not doing much for encouraging the next generation of supporters who initially will be walk ups?


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Tails on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 08:23:28
Capacity is shown as 10,120. They have sold 9K ST. So on your calculations glosred I recon 500?

feckin hell that cup run did them the world of good didn't it.


Title: Re: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 08:50:50
If they have to make provision for 10% away allocation doesn't the 9k ST sales leave very little provision for specific game home ticket sales, whilst the ST's get cash in its not doing much for encouraging the next generation of supporters who initially will be walk ups?
I thought the FL no longer use the 10% rule for away fans? I know its still in place in the FA cup but I am pretty sure its not the rule in the FL any more, a lot of smaller grounds cannot offer 10% for away fans and Exeter last season with their ground improvements gave us something like 200 in an 8k capacity.


Title: Re: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 08:59:31
I thought the FL no longer use the 10% rule for away fans? I know its still in place in the FA cup but I am pretty sure its not the rule in the FL any more, a lot of smaller grounds cannot offer 10% for away fans and Exeter last season with their ground improvements gave us something like 200 in an 8k capacity.

It still appears in the EFL Rules as quoted by mwooley63 above.  Presumably, Exeter claimed the dispensation referred to while doing their ground alterations.



Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 09:00:33
feckin hell that cup run did them the world of good didn't it.
I also feel sorry for them, I would not like to watch that style of football week in week out, hoooooooooooof and kick and hit teams like a battering ram all over thee pitch.

I guess it shows that winning at all costs is appealing to fans.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: kirky69 on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 09:40:18
I also feel sorry for them, I would not like to watch that style of football week in week out, hoooooooooooof and kick and hit teams like a battering ram all over thee pitch.

I guess it shows that winning at all costs is appealing to fans.

Quite - i offer you the Lou Macari years as confirmation of that.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 09:47:07
Quite - i offer you the Lou Macari years as confirmation of that.
I don't think we were anywhere near as bad under Macari as Lincoln were/are, who played the roughest long ball hard kicking style since John Becks Cambridge side in the 90s.

Awful to watch, every Lincoln player seemed to be about 6 foot 2 and all the did was kick us and pump the ball into the box, with Akinde (when fit) I don't see that changing this year either.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: kirky69 on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 09:58:37
I don't think we were anywhere near as bad under Macari as Lincoln were/are, who played the roughest long ball hard kicking style since John Becks Cambridge side in the 90s.

Awful to watch, every Lincoln player seemed to be about 6 foot 2 and all the did was kick us and pump the ball into the box, with Akinde (when fit) I don't see that changing this year either.
Agreed not as bad but at times not a lot of "pretty" football played in the Macari era and proof if we needed it that it is a results game and Lincoln are good at that. Loved the atmosphere at Sincil Bank last year which helped them - along with RCC's error - get their undeserved last minute equaliser.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:05:23
Agreed not as bad but at times not a lot of "pretty" football played in the Macari era and proof if we needed it that it is a results game and Lincoln are good at that. Loved the atmosphere at Sincil Bank last year which helped them - along with RCC's error - get their undeserved last minute equaliser.
The error by RCC was directly down to Rhead bundling into him when catching the ball from the one of numerous corners, which was a foul, he had been softening up RCC since he came on at HT.

That fucking WW2 air raid siren was not necessary IMO, worse than banging a drum.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:07:35
It still appears in the EFL Rules as quoted by mwooley63 above.  Presumably, Exeter claimed the dispensation referred to while doing their ground alterations.
Yes I see its still in there when I looked, that means Lincoln need only ofgfer us 1k away tickets then.

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Each Club must make provision for at least 2,000 visiting supporters at every home match or such number as represents 10% of the Clubís certified capacity, if less than 2,000


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:11:04
Capacity is shown as 10,120. They have sold 9K ST. So on your calculations glosred I recon 500?
Official figures state 6,200 season tickets sold so far. The number they allocated to season tickets with the remainder on a 1st come 1st served bases for matchday ticket sales.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: lincolnred on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 16:41:56
Must be a localised urban myth then! See u there.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, August 6, 2018, 11:33:20
Not sure how many tickets we have sold for Saturday I hope a few more may travel after the promising performance (in the main) on Saturday.

It seems according to the Northampton fans that Lincoln were very fortunate to come away with a win and Cobblers fans not very complimentary about their opponents.

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What did you guys think of the "title favourites"? Were they as good as everyone is making out? No, they were s***e but effective away performance.


"The Imps were deserving of their victory on the balance of play"
No, they were not. That was obvious to all in the ground to see.


Lincoln were very, very poor. It says a lot about the state of our team at the moment that we managed to find a way to lose to them.


Lincoln were bang average on the day with only 4 shots all game, your strikers certainly like the use of the elbow though. I would like to wish you good luck for the rest of the season but I can't find it in my heart to do so, sorry.   


"On the balance of play, Lincoln deserved to win" ? How on earth do you come to that conclusion, you could argue that Lincoln gave a professional display and ground out a result but even the Lincoln manager said thet were lucky.


Christ, when did Lincoln City become massive? **** me. The 100 fans supporting Man Utd U23s in a Friendly made more noise, that isn't a joke either, they genuinely did. Fans reflect the team? Lincoln, large, dull, ugly?


Having seen Lincoln live for the first time, I can certainly see why the Cowley brothers haven't got jobs higher up the pyramid. I can't see fans of top end League 1 or even Championship clubs being willing to watch that type of football. As for the game - Lincoln did deserve to win on the basis that our finishing was abysmal


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Tails on Monday, August 6, 2018, 11:46:13
Cobblers are new to it but the rest of us became quickly aware of Lincolns approach to games last season. I imagine we'll get pretty heavily bullied on Saturday.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, August 6, 2018, 11:48:41
I agree, we did last season and will this season too as they are very big and physical, if we can be strong enough physically hopefully we will out football them. Apparently they are weak when teams attack their slow back 4 with pace, especially down the wings, we did that very well on Saturday, well down the right side we did anyway.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: RobertT on Monday, August 6, 2018, 11:58:46
Be interesting to see if we switch Lancashire and one of the midfielders for Nelson and Diagarouga, add a bit of muscle, let Lancashire have a rest without pinning his incompetence on him and allow rotation of legs in the midfield while adding height.

I think the best way to sort them out is the way we did Cambridge in the end, pass them off the pitch, wind them-up.  Maybe Nelson can just accidentally head their forward in a 50/50, a it of concussion should help scramble them.  Their game is about structure, stick to the plan, we need to jolt them from that.  Vigs shuold be training all week to come knees high and fists first, maybe show him the video of the Macclesfield keeper on how to deal with high balls, i.e. sometimes you need not worry about all the players in the way.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: donkey on Monday, August 6, 2018, 12:16:55
If Nelson is as advertised, he should be on the wind up of Rhead all game. In his ear, late nudges and so on. Should get a reaction.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, August 6, 2018, 12:22:36
If Nelson is as advertised, he should be on the wind up of Rhead all game. In his ear, late nudges and so on. Should get a reaction.
Fingers crossed! hopefully Nelson will play vs Chelsea tomorrow alongside Conroy and bed him in gently. Rhead only came off the bench on Saturday after 73 mins with Akinde and Green both starting the game, both over 6 foot tall and all elbows. Its going to be a tough match.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Private Fraser on Monday, August 6, 2018, 17:15:39
Michael Salisbury appointed as Ref for this one.  Don't remember him but he seems to like showing cards.  He didn't do any of our games last season.


http://www.soccerbase.com/referees/referee.sd?referee_id=1861



Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Batch on Monday, August 6, 2018, 17:33:36
I recognise the name, that's never good.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Tails on Monday, August 6, 2018, 17:50:01
There's a Graham Salisbury too. We win everytime he refs us!


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, August 6, 2018, 18:18:42
Quote from: donkey link=topeic=57473.msg1467088#msg1467088 date=1533557815
If Nelson is as advertised, he should be on the wind up of Rhead all game. In his ear, late nudges and so on. Should get a reaction.
Apparently, Rhead isnít a starter these days. Theyíre starting with Green and Akinde.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, August 6, 2018, 19:26:52
Apparently, Rhead isnít a starter these days. Theyíre starting with Green and Akinde.

He didn't start against up there last season.

As for the game, I wonder if PB will be tempted to go with 3 CH's


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 08:25:28
Apparently, Rhead isnít a starter these days. Theyíre starting with Green and Akinde.
Exactly as I said about 3 posts before yours.

Rhead only came off the bench on Saturday after 73 mins with Akinde and Green both starting the game, both over 6 foot tall and all elbows. Its going to be a tough match.
Green, Akinde and Rhead are all battering rams and as Posh said Rhead only played 45 mins against us last season, he came off the bench vs Northampton too.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 12:20:01
Lincoln have just sold their captain, Luke Waterfall, to Shrewsbury.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 12:25:45
Lincoln have just sold their captain, Luke Waterfall, to Shrewsbury.

This could see them cascade down the leagues.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Sir red ken on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 12:28:51
He could make quite a splash for Screwsbury.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 12:37:31
He could make quite a splash for Screwsbury.

Nail on the head


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 12:40:45
Suprised Shrewsbury were so keen to get him. Conventional wisdom dictates that you dont go chasing waterfall


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 12:55:47
Sold down the river.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 14:16:18
Lincoln have just sold their captain, Luke Waterfall, to Shrewsbury.

Being Welsh I suppose Shrews held a pistyll to their heads...


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 14:49:02
There was an item on Look North last week where they spoke to Danny Cowley and a few fans about the forthcoming season. The fans are convinced theyíre getting promoted,some expecting as champions. I so hope theyíre proved wrong - not just because I live near Lincoln, but because of their dreadful style of football.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 14:59:53
There was an item on Look North last week where they spoke to Danny Cowley and a few fans about the forthcoming season. The fans are convinced theyíre getting promoted,some expecting as champions. I so hope theyíre proved wrong - not just because I live near Lincoln, but because of their dreadful style of football.
On their forum they are uber confident about promotion, and yes the style of play is not good.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 15:02:51
Where on earth have all these fans come from? Only a few years ago they struggled to get 5000


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 15:10:24
Where on earth have all these fans come from? Only a few years ago they struggled to get 5000

The cup run that coincided with a promotion season. They had been starved of success for years and I think the nationwide coverage gave the City a huge buzz.

I quite like Lincoln. Nice city, decent fan base. I wouldn't mind seeing them go up at all regardless of how ugly the style is.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 15:17:19
Apparently they have attracted a bit of a twatty fanbase since the cup run, these things do go hand in hand often unfortunately, had a bit of trouble at Northampton on Saturday.

Fair play to them, 6,200 season tickets isn't a bad return.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: glosreds on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 16:04:45
 Very poor only sold 400 so far for this one and no pay on the day


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 17:50:25
Keep the politics here please: http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=57496.msg1467335;topicseen#new


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: steveg on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 18:38:21
Very poor only sold 400 so far for this one and no pay on the day

Just tried to buy a ticket, it gave a option , collect!! I live in ipswich? There are links for postal but they donít light up? Yeah I know 😢


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: glosreds on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 18:44:22
Just tried to buy a ticket, it gave a option , collect!! I live in ipswich? There are links for postal but they donít light up? Yeah I know 😢

if do collect you pick it up on the day at Lincoln 


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: steveg on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 19:27:49
Ah ok thatís sorted then. Thank you for your input👍


Title: Lincoln away
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 19:41:22
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Ah ok thatís sorted then. Thank you for your input👍
I'd double check that before ordering!


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Paolo69 on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 22:38:49
Iíve done this before as I live out of town. Any uncollected tickets are sent up on the coach to be collected at the home club. Still wonít do any harm to confirm, theyíre always reluctant to rely on Royal Mail a few days before the game day.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 11:39:11
A friend of mine did this last year, he had to wait for the coaches to turn up before he could collect his ticket.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: hefty toe on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 16:28:01
Assuming that Knoyle is injured for Saturday, who would you play at right back?  Dunne, of course, is suspended.  I'd probably go with Nelson in light of Lincoln's aerial threat. 


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 16:33:46
I've wondered if Brown will ask Smith to do a job in there with TD or McCourt coming into midfield.

Edit:  Could even go 3-5-1-1 with Nelson kind of a free man to just win aerial challenges.  McGlashan tracked back well on Saturday so could maybe do a job as a wing back.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 16:36:25
3 at the back. Conroy Lancashire Sid


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 16:37:13
Assuming that Knoyle is injured for Saturday, who would you play at right back?  Dunne, of course, is suspended.  I'd probably go with Nelson in light of Lincoln's aerial threat. 

Perhaps Taylor to RB and Romanski at LB an option.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 16:37:59
I've wondered if Brown will ask Smith to do a job in there with TD or McCourt coming into midfield.
Smith seems predominantly left footed and far better going forward than defending, I can't see him settling into RB.

I wouldnt want Toums of McCourt in the first team just yet after their performance on Tuesday TBH.

Nelson has played RB for Millwall though.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 16:38:20
Assuming that Knoyle is injured for Saturday, who would you play at right back?  Dunne, of course, is suspended.  I'd probably go with Nelson in light of Lincoln's aerial threat.  

I'd also go Nelson (even over Dunne). Normally wouldn't advocate but need as many CBs in the team as possible against this mob. Tony Pulis style back 4 of CBs.

Can't seem him changing to 3 at the back. What do you do ahead of that? Who plays wingback on the right? I guess you could play a Bielsa style 3331 with a narrow midfield of Smith, TD and Doughty.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 16:39:31
3 at the back. Conroy Lancashire Sid

Beat me to it for my edit.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 17:56:42
I'd also go Nelson (even over Dunne). Normally wouldn't advocate but need as many CBs in the team as possible against this mob. Tony Pulis style back 4 of CBs.

Can't seem him changing to 3 at the back. What do you do ahead of that? Who plays wingback on the right? I guess you could play a Bielsa style 3331 with a narrow midfield of Smith, TD and Doughty.
I would go with Nelson at RB but if he did go for 3 at the back (which did the trick last season if it wasn't for the stupid sending off of Preston) then I would play McGlashan as right wingback, hes good at tracking back and made 2 good tackles on Saturday and a couple vs Chelsea too, even though its not his natural game he would have cover from the 3 CB's if he didnt tackle his man.

Lincoln also play with wingbacks that get forward not normally with wingers, so instead of facing 2 players attacking him it would just be 1, Toffolo. If McGlashan attacks his man then Toffolo wouldn't have the chance to break forward much either.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Friday, August 10, 2018, 08:25:43
Iím going. Is there an away pub, looking online there seems to be a few along the high street but canít see if thereís an away fans one.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, August 10, 2018, 08:53:23
Iím going. Is there an away pub, looking online there seems to be a few along the high street but canít see if thereís an away fans one.

Only been once before, when it was a lunchtime KO on TV years ago. Drank in the city centre as you say.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, August 10, 2018, 09:41:34
Iím going. Is there an away pub, looking online there seems to be a few along the high street but canít see if thereís an away fans one.
Square Sale on the Brayford is an away fans pub. We'll be heading there. Decent Guinness and nosh, apparently.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:31:35
Square Sale on the Brayford is an away fans pub. We'll be heading there. Decent Guinness and nosh, apparently.

Google street views says thatís a wetherspoons, so i donít know if Ďdecentí is the right word!


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, August 10, 2018, 18:58:22
Yeah, Square Sail likely to be the first port of call.

I'll be the only one in there who looks like they are not expecting to be promoted to the PL.

All welcome to say hello and I'll do my best to ignore you.


Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: lincolnred on Friday, August 10, 2018, 20:01:50
To assist  - Pubs
Square Sail - Large Spoons Pub on the Brayford (Large pond but nice!) it's by the Odeon Cinema and behind Marks & Spencer's
Ritz - Another Large ' Old cinema' Spoons by the level crossing. Plastic glasses on match day thou.
Lower High Street (beyond the level crossing) are very 'Lincoln' however The Eagle' near the bottom (South Park) is a proper Real Ale pub with a good beer garden.
Enjoy and if you need anymore let me know






Title: Re: Lincoln away
Post by: donkey on Saturday, August 11, 2018, 09:53:46
To assist  - Pubs
Square Sail - Large Spoons Pub on the Brayford (Large pond but nice!) it's by the Odeon Cinema and behind Marks & Spencer's
Ritz - Another Large ' Old cinema' Spoons by the level crossing. Plastic glasses on match day thou.
Lower High Street (beyond the level crossing) are very 'Lincoln' however The Eagle' near the bottom (South Park) is a proper Real Ale pub with a good beer garden.
Enjoy and if you need anymore let me know






Yeah, the Eagle was great last year. That's seconded.